squiffy2 wrote:Therapeutic Potential of a Novel Cannabinoid Agent CB52 in the Mouse Model ofExperimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease which causes inflammation, demyelination, and axonal injury. Currently, there is no cure for the disease. The endocannabinoid system has recently emerged as a promising therapeutic target for MS....... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/cannabisresearch
Using primary cultures of mature oligodendrocytes, we tested the effect of a novel synthetic cannabinoid CB-52 on oligodendrocyte toxicity induced by peroxynitrite, the primary toxic species released by microglia. ... Using experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of MS, we found that CB-52 reduces microglia activation, nitrotyrosine formation, T cell infiltration, oligodendrocyte toxicity, myelin loss and axonal damage in the mouse spinal cord white matter and alleviates the clinical scores when given either before or after disease onset.
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